Marlene Watson-Tara, explains the link between mental health and the food we consume.
Improve The Gut & The Brain With Plant-Based Nutrition
Each day mental health awareness is on the page of every newsfeed on the internet and in the newspapers. Bill and I have worked with clients and students for decades who have suffered from many mental health problems. The suffering could have been the result of them losing a loved one, a diagnosis of some terminal illness, the loss of their home, job or any other multitude of things that humans are challenged with daily. I am not suggesting you can wave a magic wand and heal your pain by changing your diet, but connecting the gut/brain to mental health is a new and fascinating area of research.
The Gut-Brain Connection
The gut-brain connection is recognised as a basic tenet of physiology and medicine. There is no shortage of evidence of gastrointestinal involvement in a variety of neurological diseases. What has been discovered is that gut bacteria can play a significant role in your psychology and behaviour as well as your digestion. This is why nourishing your gut flora is extremely important. What a surprise, we have two brains, one inside your skull and one in your gut, and each needs its own vital nourishment.